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Decisions, Decisions: Behavioral Economics in the Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Cornell University’s Smarter Lunchrooms Movement works to apply principles from behavioral economics to school lunchroom environments. Because individuals,...

First Steps for Successful Procurement in your School Nutrition Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

The School Nutrition Program (SNP) is a complex business operation. Schools across the nation strive to provide nutritious, tasty, quality meals to students...

Benefits of a Multiple School Workgroup and How to Start One

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2016

Food Service Directors (FSD) can be lone rangers in their individual school districts. The autonomy can be satisfying but the work can sometimes be...

Benefits of Working with Cooperative Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Consider calling your local county or university based Cooperative Extension office for reliable, research based resources and strategies to assist you in...

Sharing the Credit: Acknowledging Food Service Staff for Implementing Positive Changes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Lunchroom workers are the face of the school meals program. Accordingly, when interventions are successful in the lunchroom, it is important to give credit...

The Frazer Eagle Café- Smarter Lunchroom Makeover Soars in Syracuse

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

It’s a bird, it’s a plane- no, it’s the Frazer Eagle Café!  -  the first of its kind  in the 28-building urban district- and its kids are soaring over the...

Testimonials from School Food Service Professionals: Creation of the Frazer Eagle Café

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Annette Marchbanks: Assistant School Food Service Director- Syracuse City School District"Students need to be exposed to a variety of healthful foods to...

Generating Buy-In From School Administration Officials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

While most members of the school community are generally in favor of changes that can improve the school environment for students, one of the challenges that...

Increase the Number of Students that Select Reimbursable Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

During a busy lunch period, time is students’ most valuable commodity and they will often grab a snack or skip lunch altogether rather than wait in a long...

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